The Only Three Money Principles You Need to Be Rich

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I could easily pull a page out of every other financial blog out there, and toss you up a big list of 72 ways to make yourself rich, but while those articles get a lot of buzz, they’re just too complicated and shallow, and rarely help you think differently about the way you live your life. As you likely already know, I’m not here to pull in billions of pageviews. I’m here to help you behave successfully, and make real tangible changes happen in your life. So as I start to gear the content of Academy Success more towards helping […]

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The 52 Week Money Challenge Debunked, And a Better Savings Strategy

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If you’ve been following the financial blogosphere lately, you may have heard about a savings trend that a lot of people are jumping on called “The 52 Week Money Challenge.” This has been featured on sites as popular as Lifehacker, as well as several other smaller financial blogs around the web But with as much popularity as this method has been receiving, there are a few glaring problems with it that will cause it to fail for the vast majority of people. Read on. I’m about to blow your mind with the pitfalls of this strategy, as well as a more […]

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Brrr… 9 Super Easy Ways to Save Money on Winter Heating Costs

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If I told you that you could spend a few hundred bucks now, and save $500 a year on your utility bills for the rest of your life, would you do it? I hope so. That’s exactly what this post will help you do. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m all about some efficiency. But that’s not just limited to time management and productivity. I’m a bit of an efficiency enthusiast, the most recent development being a new house that my wife and I moved into over the summer. It was great timing when we moved in, right at […]

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[Video] How A Simple Slap to Convention Can Net You Two Vacations

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I’ve always thought that doing things because “that’s what you’re supposed to do” is a really dumb reason to do anything, and that plays a big part in what this lesson explores. Nearly every post on this blog shows you how to find a better way to do something in your life, and this may be one of the most useful and widely applicable of all. It tackles a personal finance issue that every couple in the world has – not having enough spending money – and even applies to you single folks out there too. In this edition of […]

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Three Simple Ways for Parents to Save for College

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If you’re going into the 9-5 world, which the vast majority of people are, getting a college degree is essentially a must if you want to risk up the ranks past an entry level position. And graduate degrees are becoming more and more common these days as well. Many professionals are obtaining graduate degrees to further separate themselves from the competition and continue to increase their income. If you’re heading in that direction, or even if you have young children who you would like to send to college, the earlier you get started, the better your position will be on […]

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